September 23, 2012
by Kimberly Bennett
On September 23, 2005, the US completed a three day boycott of a UN conference aimed at encouraging countries to sign the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. The treaty was adopted on September 10, 1996, but has yet to be entered into force, as not all nuclear-able states have ratified it. ...[read more]
March 24, 2012
by Kimberly Bennett
On March 24, 2010, the US and Russia reached an agreement to reduce nuclear arms. The agreement was the first between the two nuclear powers in nearly two decades, seeking to replace and build off of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START I Treaty). The New START cuts about one-third of ...[read more]
March 13, 2012
by Hillary Stemple
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) on Tuesday upheld a lower court decision that a UK subsidiary of Bank Melli Iran (BMI) can be included in a list of entities engaged in nuclear proliferation. A 2007 UN Security Council Resolution requires member states to freeze the assets, funds and economic ...[read more]
June 9, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On June 9, 2010, the UN Security Council voted to impose a fourth round of sanctions on Iran for failure to disband the nation's uranium enrichment program. Twelve member countries voted in favor of Resolution 1929, with Brazil and Turkey voting against and Lebanon abstaining. The council asked ...[read more]
October 1, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On October 1, 2008, the US Senate voted 86-13 to approve the US-India Nuclear Cooperation Approval and Nonproliferation Enhancement Act. The agreement ended a nearly 30-year US ban on nuclear trade with India. India is not a signatory to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), and has ...[read more]
August 5, 2010
by Daniel Richey
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon called for the elimination of all nuclear weapons Thursday in a speech delivered during a visit to the Japanese city of Nagasaki. In his speech, Ban emphasized the importance of eliminating existing nuclear weapons and using political pressure to create stronger ...[read more]
May 11, 2010
by Andrew Morgan
On May 11, 1995, over 170 signatory nations agreed to extend the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) indefinitely. The NPT is an agreement signed by 189 countries to control the spread of nuclear weapons and nuclear technology based on the principles of disarmament, non-proliferation, and the ...[read more]
April 2, 2010
by David Manes
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday urged Turkmenistan to place a stronger emphasis on human rights. At a joint press conference with Turkmenistan's President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, Ban said that he, called on the government to fulfill all obligations under international human... ...[read more]
March 25, 2010
by Zach Zagger
The US and Russia reached an agreement Wednesday to reduce nuclear arms, marking the first such agreement between the two nuclear powers in nearly two decades. According to an anonymous Kremlin spokesperson, the two countries have come to an agreement that will be finalized at a meeting Friday ...[read more]
March 5, 2010
by JURIST Staff
On March 5, 1970, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty took effect after ratification by 43 countries.Read a brief history of the NPT. ... ...[read more]

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